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Postby zinc2000 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:07 pm

Engine cover....good
Spoiler..........good
puma detail in fog lights....very good
colour......good
wheels.......horrible :-(
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Postby Frank » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:49 pm

Roomy wrote:Source of the post No wooden spoon for me next year :grin:

You are going to be so sick if everyone else has also upped their game and you get that spoon again! :-P

Tell us more about how you did your spray job and cost and things. I'm reckoning we're not talking rattle cans here?
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Postby Roomy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:20 pm

zinc2000 wrote:Source of the post Engine cover....good
Spoiler..........good
puma detail in fog lights....very good
colour......good
wheels.......horrible :-(

Yes I have gone off them also, funds are withholding a new set unfortunately. May put the props back on.
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Roomy wrote:Source of the post No wooden spoon for me next year :grin:

You are going to be so sick if everyone else has also upped their game and you get that spoon again! :-P

Tell us more about how you did your spray job and cost and things. I'm reckoning we're not talking rattle cans here?

I fear I may get the wooden spoon again as its already showing signs of returning.
The whole prep and paint cost around £130 a big chunk of that being the paint which was £60 for 5 litres. I used a air compressor and a budget £25 spray gun, mid October in a one car garage. Yes I know not ideal conditions but I wanted to do it so jumped in feet first lol my roof and spoiler were rattle canned though as are my sideskirts which I'm waiting to have the sills done before putting on :)
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Postby gingerdave » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:31 pm

What type of paint were you using in a non vented garage?
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Postby TylerB » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:24 pm

Usually I don't like spoilers on the Puma but this one comes out nice actually :-) like the black lights too, something different this one. I would change the wheels too, why not nice shiny silver props? It's all a matter of taste though. Gj
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Postby Frank » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:03 am

Roomy wrote:Source of the post The whole prep and paint cost around £130 a big chunk of that being the paint which was £60 for 5 litres. I used a air compressor and a budget £25 spray gun, mid October in a one car garage. Yes I know not ideal conditions

Very impressed. I realise that the real life view is probably not as good as the photos show...but, even so. Colour is good and when you're sure you're keeping it then later on if the paintjob is not 100% then just flat it down and respray in better conditions. Looks fine in the pics though.

With darker cars (mine's dark green) a lighter bonnet grille at the front looks good. I tested the idea with aluminium foil wrapped over the existing black one and it look just right and so I then sprayed my grille Moondust Silver.

I do like ideas I can test first. :-)
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Postby Roomy » Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:35 pm

Frank wrote:Source of the post
Roomy wrote:Source of the post The whole prep and paint cost around £130 a big chunk of that being the paint which was £60 for 5 litres. I used a air compressor and a budget £25 spray gun, mid October in a one car garage. Yes I know not ideal conditions

Very impressed. I realise that the real life view is probably not as good as the photos show...but, even so. Colour is good and when you're sure you're keeping it then later on if the paintjob is not 100% then just flat it down and respray in better conditions. Looks fine in the pics though.

With darker cars (mine's dark green) a lighter bonnet grille at the front looks good. I tested the idea with aluminium foil wrapped over the existing black one and it look just right and so I then sprayed my grille Moondust Silver.

I do like ideas I can test first. :-)

Not by along shot, she photographs so much better than it is. Unfortunately she's not my forever puma so not too fussed about the paint job, everyone has to start somewhere and this is my test run. She's too rotten to do anything long term with but she will be a donor for my next one :)
That's a great idea to test with foil first but anti chrome so anything chrome or light in colour had the black gloss treatment, will be putting my black prop alloys back on me thinks
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Postby Frank » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:36 pm

Roomy wrote:Source of the post That's a great idea to test with foil first but anti chrome so anything chrome or light in colour had the black gloss treatment

Yeah, same here. Proper chrome on a car is a bit of a dated look, I think. Btw, people tell me that what I call the bonnet grille is actually called the radiator grille. :-)
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Postby Roomy » Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:33 am

Upper and lower grilles sounds right to me :lol:
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Postby tuonokid » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:53 am

Hi Hannah
Be quick buying the next one, there's not much out there left apart from the expensive ones,
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